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BA, Rutgers University
MLS, University of Maryland
MA, College of Staten Island
Biography / Academic Interests
Joseph Deodato is the Web Services Librarian at the College of Staten Island Library. He is responsible for the design, implementation, and evaluation of web interfaces and technologies that provide access to library resources and services, including the library's website, electronic resources, and other web-based services and applications used for delivering content and instruction to library users.
In addition to holding degrees in library science and liberal studies, Deodato also has a strong academic background in history, archives, and museum studies. His research interests include cultural studies, library technology, and critical theories of library and information science. Deodato's essays on the application of postmodernist perspectives to archival theory have received awards from the University of Maryland's College of Information Studies as well as the Progressive Librarian's Guild. His most recent work includes a book chapter on the applicability of Jacques Derrida's work to principles and practices of bibliographic classification and description.
Scholarship / Publications
Deodato, J. (2010). Deconstructing the library with Jacques Derrida: Creating space for the 'Other' in bibliographic description and classification. In G.J. Leckie, L.M. Given and J. Buschman (Eds.), Critical theory for library and information science: Exploring the social from across the disciplines (pp. 75-87). Santa Barbara, CA: Libraries Unlimited.
Deodato, J. (2006). Becoming responsible mediators: The application of postmodern perspectives to archival arrangement and description. Progressive Librarian 27, 52-63.
Deodato, J. (2002). Solidarity forever: A look at wobbly culture. Labor Arts. <http://www.laborarts.org/exhibits/iww>.